Coulomb's law


Cou·​lomb's law ˈkü-ˌlämz- How to pronounce Coulomb's law (audio)
: a statement in physics: the force of attraction or repulsion acting along a straight line between two electric charges is directly proportional to the product of the charges and inversely to the square of the distance between them

Word History

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Coulomb's law was in 1854

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“Coulomb's law.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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